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Quick and Easy Shortbread

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Serves 1 - 30 Pieces

This shortbread is quick and easy to make with only 3 ingredients. plus yummy for the whole family!

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  • 2 cups of plain flour
  • ½ cup of icing sugar
  • 250g butter, hard
  • Optional: Caster Sugar


    1. Set the oven to 150C.
    2. Sieve the sugar and flour together in to a medium sized mixing bowl.
    3. Thoroughly mix the sugar and flour together.
    4. Cut the butter in to squares of approximately 2cm and add to the mixing bowl.
    5. Rub in the butter. It should start to look like breadcrumbs.
    6. Continue to rub in the butter until it reaches a gooey state.
    7. Grease a small baking tray and line with grease paper.
    8. Layer the mixture in to the greased tray and put in the oven, after 5 minutes remove.
    9. Then use a fork to poke hole in the mixture and outline the pieces. Continue to poke holes into the mixture until it is covered in the holes.
    10. Put it back in the oven for 40 minutes or until it is a pale brown colour.
    11. Leave it to cool and then serve.
    12. Tip: To make it sweeter sprinkle it with caster sugar.

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29th Apr, 2010
Um... I think there's a small error here... how much sugar do we add? The A 1/2 doesn't make sense to me... I hope it wasn't just me that is getting that
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14th Apr, 2010
Absolutely love this recipe, so simple! Thanks
20th Jun, 2009
I'm new to this... how big is a cup?
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